Can you believe it?! We actually have walls now, and I can’t wait to see how our black roof looks against all that white!
We’ve really come a long way since my last post… (So exciting!!) And since we’re moving right along, I’d like to share with you the order in which our farmhouse is being built up to now:
- Grading and building pad prepped
- Foundation slab forms put in
- In-slab plumbing
- In-slab electrical
- Pouring of the slab
- Steel (i.e. red iron) beams erected
- Walls and insulation hung
- Roof/gutters hung
I know, I know….All this stuff that goes on in the background isn’t the most exciting, but it’s such great prep for what’s to come!
And if you haven’t noticed, we’re slightly behind schedule because of our crazy, misbehaving weather this season. It doesn’t get this frigid very often, but of course, she’s been very uncooperative this winter. Of all times! Boo!
Thankfully, our concrete guy knew what he was doing when it was time to pour all that concrete! The week we wanted to have the slab poured was the week we were supposed to have frigid temps and SNOW (which we only get once every couple of years!). Because of that forecast, we had to push out the pouring of the slab to the next week, and then the next….After a few weeks of waiting, and since we were on a tight deadline, our concrete guy decided to just go ahead and continue cautiously, through the icy cold, paving our foundation, and the concrete amazingly has held up so far! Praising the good Lord for that blessing!
My hubby and our son took our vintage Massey Ferguson tractor and used our “rollover box blade” to spread the pea gravel at the front gate. If we didn’t have that gravel, and because we’ve had this crazy weather, a lot of trucks would have gotten stuck right as they entered our farm!
Once the concrete was dry, the Peak Steel team put together our steel frame before hanging the walls.
Next, came the insulation.
Then the exterior walls!
And now that the exterior walls are up, it’s easier to see the layout of the interior!
If you look closely at the garage in the pic below, you’ll see the framing already installed for our garage doors! Yipee!
I love all that white!
The view in the pic below is of our back porch area.
As you can see, all the walls are up and are ready for the beautiful, black roof!
Along the way, I’ve been taking videos with my iPhone camera, just to show the progress that we’ve made. You can access them directly by clicking on this link, which will take you straight to the videos on my Facebook page.
Here’s one of the latest videos…The erectors’ “resident” doggie may or may not have spooked me during the making of this video. LOL 🙂
Posted by The Rustic Boxwood on Saturday, February 3, 2018
Stay tuned, because next week, we’ll focus on our black, metal roof and how it looks against our bright-white exterior walls!
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